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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2747-2768, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-2747-2016
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Research article
19 Dec 2016
Natural hazard fatalities in Switzerland from 1946 to 2015
Alexandre Badoux et al.
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RC1: 'Referee report on the manuscript nhess-2016-232 by Badoux et al.', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Aug 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Reply to anonymous referee #1', Alexandre Badoux, 07 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Referee Comments on "Natural Hazard Fatalities in Switzerland form 1946 to 2015"', Ronald Holle, 06 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (08 Oct 2016) by Sven Fuchs  
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (11 Nov 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Nov 2016) by Sven Fuchs
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Nov 2016)  
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Nov 2016)
ED: Publish as is (24 Nov 2016) by Sven Fuchs  
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A database of fatalities caused by natural hazards in Switzerland was compiled for the period from 1946 to 2015: in 70 years, 635 events occurred causing 1023 fatalities. The most common causes of death were snow avalanches (37 %), followed by lightning (16 %), floods (12 %), windstorms (10 %), rockfalls (8 %) and landslides (7 %). The annual number of victims showed a distinct decrease over time. In comparison to other countries, the natural hazard mortality rate in Switzerland is quite low.
A database of fatalities caused by natural hazards in Switzerland was compiled for the period...
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